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  • Rueff honored for finding missing person

    Shelby County Fiscal Court recognized the woman who found a missing Simpsonville resident who had been the subject of a countywide search.

    “On July 4, we had a report of a missing person out in the 9400 block of Shelbyville Road,” Judge-Executive Dan Ison said. “Upon arriving in the area, we found that a Mrs. Lee Unzicker, 75 years old, had left her home and could not be found.”

  • Jubilee festivities start Thursday

    The 29th Shelbyville Horse Show is just around the corner, which means Shelby Main Street’s Jubilee festivities soon will be in full swing.

    Jubilee festivities begin Thursday, July 26, with the kick-off breakfast at Undulata Farm.

  • Cropper Road zone change denied

    Triple S Planning Commission voted Tuesday against a zone change request at 1520 Cropper Road for 84.36 acres from Agricultural (A) to Residential Estates (RE). The plan would create 62 1-acre lots, with a 63rd lot being the existing home on a five-acre tract.

    Attorney Gregg Neal along with engineer Jonathan Hale presented the request on the basis that they believe the existing zoning is inappropriate and there have been major changes in the surrounding area since the adoption of the comprehensive plan.

  • Guist Creek development also denied

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday denied a preliminary plat for The Harborage at 3659 Frankfort Road. Presented by engineer Kerry Magan, the proposed preliminary plat showed 23 lots on 46.17 acres.

    Magan said to appease what would likely be a displeased audience, they would like to identify the rear yard on the plat, preventing development or buildings in the area.

  • Court rejects salt bids for second time

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted to reject a second set of salt bids when the current request for bids failed to get the county lower prices.

    The county, after receiving bids priced almost twice as high as last year’s prices, decided to try bidding it out a second time in an effort to find a better price. 

  • Simpsonville approves budget amendment

    At the city of Simpsonville’s regular meeting on Tuesday, the commission passed a budget amendment ordinance and gave an update on Police Chief Chip Minnis’ health following his July 4 accident.

  • Simpsonville approves budget amendment

    At the city of Simpsonville’s regular meeting on Tuesday, the commission passed a budget amendment ordinance and gave an update on Police Chief Chip Minnis’ health following his July 4 accident.

  • Church hosts monthly day of service to the community

    If you love Shelbyville, Christ Community Church has a monthly event just for you.

    Love Shelbyville Day is a day of community service that CCC hosts on the fourth Sunday of every month that replaces the church’s usual religious service. 

  • Corn Fest is 'ear again

    If you are looking for a family friendly event that will be more than a kernel of fun, head on over to Gallrein Farms this weekend.

    The third annual Corn Festival will be Saturday at Gallrein Farms, 1029 Vigo Rd., and co-owner Randie Gallrein said it is an event that residents will not want to miss. 

  • One injured in tractor rollover

    A Shelby County woman sustained several injuries over the weekend after an outdoor activity led to an accident.

    A 55-year-old woman was hauling creek rock in a trailer behind her tractor Saturday afternoon on her farm, located on the 11000 block of Cropper Road, when one wrong turn resulted in her being launched from the machine.